26 days in California, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

26 days in California, Washington DC & New York City Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
Fly
1
San Francisco
— 7 nights
Fly
2
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive
3
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Washington DC
— 4 nights
Train
5
New York City
— 5 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11

7
nights
San Francisco

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Popular historic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Golden Gate Bridge are in your itinerary. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferry Building Marketplace and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf, steep yourself in history at City Lights Booksellers, browse the different shops at Ghirardelli Square, and shop like a local with Union Square.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco attractions planner.

Muscat, Oman to San Francisco is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Muscat to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in June; daily highs in San Francisco reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

4
nights
Los Angeles

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Visit Annenberg Community Beach House and Santa Monica Pier for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Montana Avenue and Third Street Promenade. When in Los Angeles, make a side trip to see Disneyland Park in Anaheim, approximately Anaheim away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, stop by Amoeba Music, look and learn at Griffith Observatory, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Grove.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Angeles online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Los Angeles at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
nights
San Diego

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Marston House Museum and Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at La Jolla Cove, get to know the fascinating history of Embarcadero, shop like a local with Gaslamp Quarter, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, read our San Diego trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in San Diego: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Washington DC.

Things to do in San Diego

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

4
nights
Washington DC

The capital of the United States, the District of Columbia contains the lion's share of the country's most treasured monuments, memorials, and public museums.
Take a break from the city and head to Antietam National Battlefield and Tidal Basin. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Air and Space Museum and National Gallery of Art. Get out of town with these interesting Washington DC side-trips: Baltimore (Horseshoe Casino & Sagamore Spirit Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Washington National Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Arlington National Cemetery, pause for some photo ops at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and gain insight at Georgetown University.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Washington DC fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from San Diego to Washington DC in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Diego in June, you will find days in Washington DC are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to New York City.

Things to do in Washington DC

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

5
nights
New York City

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Speed Boats Tours and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Fifth Avenue, visit Times Square, don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty National Monument, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip builder.

Traveling by train from Washington DC to New York City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in New York City can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

California travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.